This quick Healthy Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Veggie Spaghetti contains a mixture of spiralized vegetables and wheat vermicelli. So it is not only full of goodness but also satisfying. It’s the perfect healthy comfort food!
Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup
This Healthy Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Veggie Spaghetti contains half the usual amount of noodles. The other half consists of easy to make vegetable noodles.
The addition of the veggie noodles means that this soup has half the calories of a typical chicken noodle soup. The proportions used in this recipe make enough soup to feed 4 hungry chicken noodle soup fans and no one will complain there are not enough noodles (even though you’ll only need to use 3 vermicelli nests).
So if you want a lower calorie dish that’s still satisfying then this healthy chicken noodle soup is for you!
I rarely use stock cubes in my recipes but I made an exception in this one. Because the spiralized vegetables are added toward the end of cooking I wanted to ensure the chicken was full of flavour. Which is why I decided to pop a couple of vegetable stock cubes into the pot to add more flavour to the broth.
I also added a bit of turmeric and fenugreek to this chicken noodle soup recipe. The former to add more colour and the latter for more depth and richness of flavour. Fenugreek is a very intense, rich tasting spice, which adds a kind of ‘umami‘ or ‘savoury’ effect to dishes. (See for example my Turkey Meatballs with Butternut Squash Spaghetti). Used sparingly, it can really lift the flavour of your dish (and it doesn’t have to be a curry:).
More vegetable noodle soup recipes
If you would like to see more soup recipes using veggie noodles check out my Spiralized Vegetable Noodle Soup (one of the most popular recipes on my blog). You might also like this Spiralized Pumpkin Potato Soup with Smoky Tofu I made last autumn. Both nutritious, delicious, easy and super quick to put together!
If you need more spiralized recipe inspiration check out ALL my spiralizer recipes!
You may also like my post including 13 Easy Spiralized Recipes to Make This Summer.
Traditional chicken noodle soup
If you are looking for a more traditional chicken noodle soup here is one I enjoyed as a child (and still make quite often) – Chicken Vegetable Rosol Soup.
My quick Healthy Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Veggie Spaghetti contains a mixture of spiralized vegetables and wheat vermicelli so it is not only full of goodness but also satisfying - the perfect healthy comfort food.
- 3 chicken thighs skinless
- 1 medium carrot peeled
- 1 small zucchini courgette
- A piece of celeriac the size of a medium potato, peeled
- 1 small turnip/swede the size of a small potato, peeled
- 2 vegetable stock cubes
- 5 cups water
- 3 thin vermicelli nests
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 whole allspice
- 1/3 teaspoon each fenugreek and turmeric powders
- Handful of fresh parsley
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh herbs ex. dill, parsley for garnish
In a large pot combine the chicken with the water, cover and bring to boil. Once bubbles start appearing lower the heat to a simmer, skim foam, add the stock cubes, a handful of fresh parsley, bay leaf and allspice, cover and continue simmering for 30 minutes.
In the meantime boil the vermicelli in salted water (approx. 3 minutes), strain and set aside.
Spiralize the celeriac, carrot, turnip and zucchini (place the spiralized zucchini in a separate bowl) and set aside.
After 30 minutes of cooking remove the parsley (do not remove the soup from the heat), place the chicken on a plate/cutting board, separate the meat from the bone and put the meat back in the pot.
Add the fenugreek and turmeric, celeriac, turnip and carrot and continue simmering for 5 minutes (you might have to bring the soup to the boil again after you've added the vegetables and then lower the heat to a simmer). Add the zoodles (zucchini), stir, remove from the heat and season to taste.
If you plan to serve the soup straight away add the vermicelli into the pot. Alternatively add small amounts to individual soup portions (if you leave the vermicelli in the pot it will become soft and mushy). Serve with a sprinkling of fresh herbs.
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I am bringing my healthy chicken noodle soup from scratch recipe to #CookBlogShare, hosted this week by Recipes Made Easy. (The linky goes live tomorrow morning!). Also sharing with Recipe of the Week, Fiesta Friday This week’s co-hosts are Diann @ Of Goats and Greens and Antonia @ Zoale.com.